BAGUIO CITY – More or less 300 individuals, mostly young children benefitted from the free circumcision under the “Operation Tuli” of the city government here spearheaded by the Special Services Division of the City Mayor’s Office, Saturday, April 8 at the Health Services Office multi-purpose hall.
This free circumcision is a yearly endeavor of the city government in partnership with Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Philippine College of Surgeon- CAR, Baguio Benguet Medical Society, Pines City College of Nursing, non-government organizations and volunteers.
The registration started as early as seven in the morning where the young boys will about to face manhood.
Apart from the operation, the importance of circumcision was realized by the young boys as well as the proper hygiene after the circumcision.
Free medicines were also provided to them after the operation.
According to community affairs officer Noel Mabutas, as part of growing up and the dictates of Christian faith, young boys must undergo the practice or custom called “circumcision” as their trademark to manhood.
Considering that the operation is burdensome to indigent families in Baguio, the city government here is conducting a yearly free circumcision every summer, added Mabutas. /Jho Arranz#